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dinosaur50

york and James river beach have tons of shark teeth

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sparkchaser

Is that a question or a statement?

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PaleoRon

Do you have any pics?

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mommabetts

Are you asking or making a statement? If you have pics, please post.

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Fat Boy

The York River off Colonial Parkway has good public access and usually you'd have the place to yourself pretty much. Jasper Burns identified the location that I went to in his book (Indian Field Creek I think). I only found a few teeth which is consistent with his discription of location (that there aren't many teeth but what you find are good sized ones for the species represented). I found some Carcharinus teeth and all of them were about an inch in slant height and some good specimens of Chesapectin, miscellaneous pelycypods, gastropods and pieces of coral. There are nice pieces of whale bone material as well. It's surprising to me that with as much bone that there is there how few sharks teeth are there. Weird.

The James River beaches are mostly private so public access is poor. Access at Chippokes State Park is a possibility, but I haven't tried it yet.

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richardfulton

Got some beautiful sea urchins from Zook Pit (if that is still around).

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JohnJ

(Note: topic is from 2008)

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StreamWalker

york and James river beach have tons of shark teeth

Before Carter's Grove on the James was closed down we use to find shark teeth as well as many other fossils. A good many on the York too.

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Justin H

I found all of the teeth in my avatar pic in Virginia when I lived there, they are there, just have to put some serious time in to find a good spot. Look along the river banks near Surry.

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clstead

Justin,

are the Megs in your avatar from surry?.....all I seem to find there is whale bone,and a ton of it!!

I've searched quite a few of the tertiary formations along the shores on and around chippokes up to the ferry,but no good finds there!

need you back in the area for a guide!!!! LOL

chris

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